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SKU: FIT0180

$1.24 AUD, inc GST
$1.13 AUD, exc GST

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1.24 AUD

SKU: FIT0180

$1.24 AUD, inc GST
$1.13 AUD, exc GST
Shipping Offer


  • $6.95 Standard (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.95 Express (Overnight*, tracked)
  • $3 Economy Post* (3-7 days, no tracking)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page.

*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

This photodiode is made out of environment-friendly materials(no Cadmium and Lead) compared with the traditional CDS photoresistor. It can be used to generate a current when light hits the body of the diode. Depending on your project, this can be easier to work with than a photoresistor.

Tech Specs

  • Head Diameter: 5mm
  • Voltage: 5V  
  • Power Consumption: 70mW 
  • Operating Temperature: -25~+85°C
  • Storage Temperature: -40~+100°C
  • Soldering Temperature: 260(<3s)°C

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Product Comments

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (3-7 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.95 for Express Post (Overnight for Australia Post Next Day Network, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address:

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
NSW, 2289

Please checkout our customer service page if you have other frequently asked questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.